Historical Events on December 12 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

2016 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City

  • 2017 Australian shopping mall firm Westfield is bought by French property company Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion
  • 2017 Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat in upset win marked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore

Event of Interest

2018 American Media Inc. publisher of "National Enquirer" admits paying hush money to mistresses of US President Donald Trump

Event of Interest

2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May survives 200-117 no-confidence vote from her own Conservative Party

  • 2018 China built 88 out of world's 143 skyscrapers in 2018 more than any country ever (buildings over 200 meters/656 ft)
  • 2018 Michael Cohen, former lawyer for US President Donald Trump sentenced to three years in prison for campaign-finance violations and tax fraud
  • 2018 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete complex spacewalk to fix hole in Soyuz spacecraft
  • 2018 Seven mass graves in former Islamic State area discovered containing hundreds of bodies, some tortured, near Albu Kamal, eastern Syria

Election of Interest

2019 British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.

  • 2019 Deepest point on land on earth identified under Denman Glacier, east Antarctica at 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level

Event of Interest

2020 Chinese leader Xi Jinping says the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 65% by 2030

Film & TV History

2020 Media personality Perez Hilton is banned from TikTok

Event of Interest

2020 UN Chief Antonio Guterres urges world's leaders to declare "climate emergency" to avoid catastrophic global warning on 5th anniversary of Paris Climate Accord

  • 2021 British PM Boris Johnson announces a emergency COVID-19 booster program to protect the NHS and stem a possible incoming “tidal wave of Omicron” [1]

Sports History

2021 Dutchman Max Verstappen wins Formula 1 Drivers' C'ship for Red Bull with a controversial last lap win over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

  • 2022 'Calculated and targeted execution' leaves three people shot and killed, including two police officers, with the three killers also killed in a six hour gun fight near Wieambilla, west of Brisbane, Australia [1]
  • 2022 Emma Tucker appointed editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, first woman to lead the paper [1]
  • 2022 The city of Richmond, Virginia, capital of the Confederacy during the US Civil War, removes its last Confederate statue, of Ambrose P. Hill [1]